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glegrumbles:

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waltdisneyconfessions:

"Mother Gothel’s design makes me uncomfortable. Her dark, thick, curly hair, her sharp nose, and the way her features are generally perceived as more "ethnic" in comparison to all the other human characters in Tangled—it all reminds me of an archetype for Jewish women"

Interesting fact: The stereotypical witch found in fairy tales was usually portrayed as the stereotypical Jew in order to spread anti Semitic propaganda.
This is also where we get the “greedy Jew” stereotype, as goblins, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarves were also portrayed as the harmful Jewish archetype.
In the middle ages, it was a sin for a Christian to hoard or handle large amounts of money, which left the profitable banking industry open to Jews. It’s ridiculous that Christians created the stereotype to avoid a sin, and this stereotype is still portrayed and spread today

I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS especially since if mother gothel looks like a nazi propaganda-esque jewish woman, and she steals the most aryan-looking baby in the kingdom to use its essence in a ceremony…
like does that smell like blood libel or am i paranoid

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glegrumbles, is this pretty much the summary of whatever sources you were going to pull out on the matter of stereotypical witch appearances being derived from anti-Semitic stereotypes?

Sort of. It touches a bit on some of it, but it goes preeeeetty damn deep. And it’s very frustrating to try to track down scholarly resources on it because it does tend to get shoved under the rug. I was having a conversation with some friends and thetwistedrope about it, trying to gather up what I can find.But there’s a lot of folkloric racism and Othering. In fairy tales, in folklore about supernatural things and witches. Jewish people were heavily associated with magic, but there was a lot of… well, “let’s take their neat stuff but also we still don’t like these people and will oppress them” stuff that happened. (Look at all the historical Western Tradition magic that draws on Jewish ideas and culture, but continued to have no problem shitting on Jewish people and culture as a whole.) A lot of people don’t know the coded things they’re looking at, just like they miss references to other racist things in society and popular culture.And being blissfully ignorant and perpetuating this stuff, I shouldn’t even have to say, is not in any way, shape, or form a good or ok thing. Most especially because anti-semitism is visibly on the rise. It’s not a blast from the old-timey past that is interesting but not relevant anymore. It’s still very much relevant today, not just in Europe but all over the place, including in the USA and Canada.And one thing I’ve noticed, since starting to track this: it doesn’t get talked about. People who reblog stuff about anti-semitism and anti-semitic crimes tend to be… pretty much only Jewish community members, and other SJ blogs ignore it. Posting gets you crickets. (And I’m guilty of this as well, not reblogging some of the stuff that goes past on my dash. This is something I need to change.)Other links:The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere - Making Resistance to Anti-Semitism Part of All of Our MovementsCoordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism - includes news stories and also a worldwide map of anti-semitic acts year by year, consistently updated.So… yes. This is an issue I am very much paying attention to.

glegrumbles:

turnedtostardust:

fegeleh:

thegeekyblonde:

livianalemay:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"Mother Gothel’s design makes me uncomfortable. Her dark, thick, curly hair, her sharp nose, and the way her features are generally perceived as more "ethnic" in comparison to all the other human characters in Tangled—it all reminds me of an archetype for Jewish women"

Interesting fact: The stereotypical witch found in fairy tales was usually portrayed as the stereotypical Jew in order to spread anti Semitic propaganda.

This is also where we get the “greedy Jew” stereotype, as goblins, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarves were also portrayed as the harmful Jewish archetype.

In the middle ages, it was a sin for a Christian to hoard or handle large amounts of money, which left the profitable banking industry open to Jews. It’s ridiculous that Christians created the stereotype to avoid a sin, and this stereotype is still portrayed and spread today

I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS especially since if mother gothel looks like a nazi propaganda-esque jewish woman, and she steals the most aryan-looking baby in the kingdom to use its essence in a ceremony…

like does that smell like blood libel or am i paranoid

RELEVANT

glegrumbles, is this pretty much the summary of whatever sources you were going to pull out on the matter of stereotypical witch appearances being derived from anti-Semitic stereotypes?

Sort of. It touches a bit on some of it, but it goes preeeeetty damn deep. And it’s very frustrating to try to track down scholarly resources on it because it does tend to get shoved under the rug. I was having a conversation with some friends and thetwistedrope about it, trying to gather up what I can find.

But there’s a lot of folkloric racism and Othering. In fairy tales, in folklore about supernatural things and witches. Jewish people were heavily associated with magic, but there was a lot of… well, “let’s take their neat stuff but also we still don’t like these people and will oppress them” stuff that happened. (Look at all the historical Western Tradition magic that draws on Jewish ideas and culture, but continued to have no problem shitting on Jewish people and culture as a whole.) A lot of people don’t know the coded things they’re looking at, just like they miss references to other racist things in society and popular culture.

And being blissfully ignorant and perpetuating this stuff, I shouldn’t even have to say, is not in any way, shape, or form a good or ok thing. Most especially because anti-semitism is visibly on the rise. It’s not a blast from the old-timey past that is interesting but not relevant anymore. It’s still very much relevant today, not just in Europe but all over the place, including in the USA and Canada.

And one thing I’ve noticed, since starting to track this: it doesn’t get talked about. People who reblog stuff about anti-semitism and anti-semitic crimes tend to be… pretty much only Jewish community members, and other SJ blogs ignore it. Posting gets you crickets. (And I’m guilty of this as well, not reblogging some of the stuff that goes past on my dash. This is something I need to change.)

Other links:
The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere - Making Resistance to Anti-Semitism Part of All of Our Movements
Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism - includes news stories and also a worldwide map of anti-semitic acts year by year, consistently updated.

So… yes. This is an issue I am very much paying attention to.

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What happened along the way? 

THEY THOUGHT THAT IT WAS TOO SCARY

AND THEN THEY CHANGED THE VILLAIN COMPLETELY

AND THE MAIN WRITER QUIT BECAUSE OF THAT

IN THE ORIGINALY STORY YZMA WAS GOING TO BE SUMMONING THE INCA GOD OF DEATH AND PACHA WAS A GIRL WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH KUZCO WHO HAD NEARLY BEEN KILLED BY THE GOD OF DEATH BUT INSTEAD TURNED INTO A LAMA

You can find Yzma’s deleted song online now. It’s really cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=374xW4zZbZA

THIS IS THE COOLEST THING HOLY 

Pencil Tests for the song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1VetyaexJs

OH MY GOD. 

Mastery in black magic and potions/poisons, the ability to communicate with things on the other side, her her skinny shape and gaunt facial structure…

Her affinity to the color purple… the transformation abilities…

THE ORIGINAL YZMA NEVER LEFT US. She had a sex change and changed her name to Dr. Facilier.

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When he mentioned that he came from royalty, he wasn’t kidding.

The Emperor’s New Groove is a cautionary tale about producer interference. They actually made a documentary from the production footage called ‘Kingdom of the Sun’ and it’s actually pretty fascinating to see how excited the studio was about the original concept, and then how completely everything crumbles to pieces.

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glorychildren:

NO PHOTOSET HAS MADE ME HAPPIER.

MY FAVORITE PHOTOSET IS BACK

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goodcopbadcop:

why is frozen still relevant i’m so tired of hearing about it lets talk about wreck it ralph instead which was better in every way 

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uno-flatu:

If only every concept was explained with a Disney reference, I’d be doing even better in law school.

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keeppartyvangoing:

why did frozen, the movie they went on record saying they didnt finalize it until the very end, have to be the goddamn cash bandwagon of this decade, why not Wreck It Ralph or Tangled

why did the ElecTRONica night club event at Disneyland have to be temporary why is Frozen replacing a historical ride for a permanent spot

why isn’t frozen dead yet

Isn’t it obvious? Two princesses.

S E R I O U S L Y

are the epcot pavilions still sponsored by the host nations these days? i’m wondering because i had assumed they did and i am curious how norway feels about this.

i’m still kind of appalled they’re doing this at epcot and not, like, ANY other park. or even a different ZONE of epcot.

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Maelstrom on Flickr.

R.I.P Maelstrom

:’(

oh my god. how are they doing this to the world showcase? this is awful. maelstrom could use an update, but don’t act like arendelle=real norway, disney. that’s ridiculous. augh this is so dumb. they’re gonna put that awful snowman everywhere and the wait will get even worse. how about instead of changing the things that are already there, you go put in new attractions since every park except for MK is low on those? or at least first fix the god awful mess that is the imagination pavilion. ugh.

wow… I mean yeah the Mexico pavillion has the Three Caballeros ride but at least that has something to do with Mexican culture. Disney keeps claiming Norway was such a huge inspiration for Frozen but the final product doesn’t show it. Like at all. This is so disappointing…

THIS IS bULLLSHIIIIIT

esp since i thought they were trying to keep characters extremely limited in epcot

how the fucknuts is this going to work

/flings this goddamn movie out the window

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alanmorlock:

Guardians of the Galaxy (1995)

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myherocomplex:

I will never get tired of this story.

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Haunted Mansion shop to replace Yankee Trader this fall.

I’ve enjoyed hearing from guests who are just as excited as me for the new Haunted Mansion products coming this fall to Disney Parks. As it turns out, Madame Leota and the 999 happy haunts from the Haunted Mansion attraction have also received your sympathetic vibrations. This fall, they are gathering to open a new merchandise destination in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.

The new merchandise shop will be located in the current Yankee Trader shop, which will have its last day of operation on July 27, 2014. Inspired by Madame Leota, the new location will carry select items from the upcoming Haunted Mansion Authentic program including apparel, home goods, souvenirs, and more.

Final arrangements are still being made, so I invite you to keep watching the Disney Parks Blog in the coming months. I can’t wait to share additional details about this new destination for all things Haunted Mansion.

-Disney Parks Blog

Here’s a first look at what’s coming

::screams::

I need to go to DisneyWorld. I understand this. 

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